An Analysis of Mentoring’s Effect on Career Development

Georgios Sidiropoulos, Chrysoula Ktena, Panagiota Lalou

Abstract


The past decade has seen a renewed importance in the impact of mentoring on employee’s career development. The scope and analysis of this paper is to investigate through a case study the effect of mentor’s methods, role, features and functions that contribute to employees’ career development with non-dependent work relation. The research part of this paper includes a special questionnaire which is based on CAS model. Obtaining data were derived from questionnaires and administered online to 164 employees in the company. For the purpose of the study, descriptive data analysis and One-way ANOVA command were applied to extract useful information and test the hypotheses using the SPSS software. The empirical examination revealed the perceived usefulness of mentoring on employee’s career development. According with descriptive analysis, the company proves that uses a very remarkable system of mentoring and there is a relationship between mentoring and employees’ career development. Through hypotheses testing, it was concluded that there is a difference between the frequency of mentor-mentee communication with mentor’s characteristics and functions and what employees think about the institution of mentoring. Finally, it is proved that there is a difference between the frequency of mentor-mentee communication and the feelings of uncertainty that employees feel for their career development and there is no relationship between the advantages of non-dependent work relation and the institution of mentoring.


Keywords


Mentoring, Career Development, Mentoring Programs, Non-Dependent Work Relation.

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